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Sumerian Records signs T.R.A.M.

Monday, March 07, 2011 7:52 PM PT
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Official press release:

It's extremely rare to come across a new band that just flips the script of conventionality throwing caution to the wind, but the debut effort from T.R.A.M. does just that while blazing a trail of creativity that will quickly turn heads across the world. This unit will be referred to by many as a "supergroup," however the members of this dynamic unit aren't in this for any reason but to use it as a platform to further express their art without limitations or any preconceived notions.

T.R.A.M. is comprised of such renowned musically proficient artists as Adrian Terrazas (The Mars Volta) on saxophone, flute, bass clarinet and percussion, Javier Reyes (Animals As Leaders) on guitars, Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders) on guitars and Eric Moore (Suicidal Tendencies) on drums. This is a group of likeminded individuals that are naturally gifted and the collaboration of their unique talents results in something truly amazing. Their much anticipated debut album, Lingua Franca, is set for a May release through Sumerian Records and expect a new song to be posted at www.facebook.com/tramband within the coming weeks.

T.R.A.M. is proud to announce that they will be performing their first show ever at SXSW as part of NJ's WSOU 89.5FM's showcase on Thursday, March 17th at Venue 222 (222 E. 6th St. in Austin, TX). They will perform alongside labelmates The Faceless plus Ultrageist, Meek Is Murder, Death On Two Wheels and Beta Wolf. This event starts at 1PM and is all ages, but you need to RSVP at sxsw@bigpicturemediaonline.com to guarantee entry.

Terrazas states: "Tosin Abasi and I were originally introduced by a mutual friend, Raanen Bozzio, last summer. This meeting also served as my first introduction to Animals As Leaders and Javier Reyes. Since then, Abasi, Reyes and I have developed a great relationship. We got together almost every day to try out ideas and after a month we had already formulated a majority of the record. At this point we contacted Eric Moore, an incredible drummer and the most joyful person to be around, and soon everything we had envisioned rhythmically came together on our fist meeting/recording session (at the Farias productions studios) on what is now T.R.A.M.

"I never know how people will respond to our music, I just never know! My goal is to try to instill a strong feeling or energy in people and I feel that collectively we achieved this goal tenfold with this new project. We all have a great enthusiasm and desire to perform this material live and see this band further develop. We look forward to hearing what you all think of it."


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